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Caribbean

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Meat

Culturally I feel that we have a tendency to prepare meals around the meat we intend to serve. Take a look at fast food as an excellent example: fried chicken, cheeseburgers, meatball subs. It's really all about a lump of animal; everything else is an extra, a side, or a garnish. Whether by conditioning or a natural, evolutionary predisposition to favour meat as a food source, I think this is probably a difficult thing to change. For meat to become…

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Trinidadian Scorpion Callaloo

We finally decided to try the Trinidadian Scorpion Peppers. Savory Spice Shop Princeton, NJ donated a small sample for us to try. Bhavana ground a small amount intending to put it into a large pot of callaloo - a vegetarian vegetable soup. I think her recipe is based on one she found on Simply Trini Cooking. Her version of callaloo substitutes collared greens for taro (dasheen) leaves. Callaloo is widely known throughout the Caribbean and has a distinctively Caribbean origin,…

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Photography

Bequia

Island Paradise: The Best of Bequia (National Geographic) Catamarans and single-hull sailing vessels speckle Admiralty Bay, whose shelter has long attracted buccaneers and explorers alike, while pastel-hued houses decorate the lower slopes of the foliage coated hills that spill down to the coast. The islanders hold fast to their traditions: boat building, fishing, and hunting humpback whales using 100-year-old methods. Reading this, I could feel myself walking on the sand on Princess Margaret Beach with cool random breezes caressing me.…

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Vacation!

I bought this scotch , Balvenie Caribbean Cask, for my wife for her birthday this year. She enjoys a good scotch and this is an excellent scotch, aged 14 years. Just the right thing to get me started on my vacation. I posted this image to app.net. It was taken with the VSCOcam app. I like the filter I chose. It reminds me of cigar smoke and old leather chairs and worn wood.…

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